The Way We Were: Propaganda Quotes

Modern Marijuana Magazine, 2018 Special Edition, p. 96

Marijuana, when mixed with hay, causes death to the horses that eat it.  NYT 1934

[*Amazing.  I never knew that horses who ate pot in their hay died!  [J M, Equine Veterinarian]

Harry Anslinger, First head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1930 and for 32 yrs:

  • Marijuana is the most violence causing drug in the history of mankind
  • You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother
  • Marijuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing
  • There is only one end for the confirmed marijuana user and that is insanity. 1947, Detective World Magazine

The human brain, after all, is made for thinking, not fumigating. It is hardly a tinker toy for experimenting with drugs.  1960s AMA

I now have absolute proof that smoking even one cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.  Ronald Reagan 1974

**One thing we know about learning is that re-learning something when there is new knowledge is hard enough, but un-learning propaganda is the most difficult, maybe, of all.  Loosening our filters and re-imagining possibilities is the gift of growth.

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